Technical Advisory Groups

Technical Advisory Groups

ILFI’s community of practice is vital to informing the technical development, continued industry leadership, and transparency of ILFI’s programs. Volunteer members of ILFI’s Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) are critical partners that represent built environment and industry leadership with deep technical expertise in relevant topic areas.  A key role of these TAG members is to weigh in on decisions pertaining to the development and implementation of ILFI’s program requirements. 

TAG members have been selected from a pool of applicants who responded to a public call. They serve an initial term of one year with the option of extending for one or two years at a time for up to a total of four years. ILFI currently has three TAGs and plans to launch additional technical advisory programs as needs arise over time. When a new TAG or advisory program need is identified, ILFI will conduct another open call for applications. If you have any questions about our TAGs, please reach out to tech.advisory@living-future.org.

Energy and Carbon

The Energy and Carbon TAG will advise on how ILFI programs can continue to lead building teams, of both new and renovation projects, to achieve aggressive energy and carbon reduction targets and be combustion and fossil-fuel-free.

Energy TAG

Adrienne Bonski

Associate, Deep Carbon Reduction, JB&B

(she/her)
Energy TAG

Andrew Lee, LFA

Sr. Sustainability Program Manager, Amazon

(he/him)
Energy TAG

Aurora Jensen

Senior Technical Specialist, Brightworks Sustainability

(she/her)
Energy TAG

Brad Benke

Researcher, Carbon Leadership Forum

(he/him)
Energy TAG

Brad Liljequist

Director, Zero Carbon Solutions, McKinstry

(he/him)
Energy TAG

Chris Magwood

Manager, Embodied Carbon, RMI

(he/him)
Energy TAG

David Mead

Regenerative Design Group Service Leader, PAE Consulting Engineers

(he/him)
Energy TAG

Donald W. Davies

President, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

(he/him)
Energy TAG

Efrie Escott, LFA

Principal, KieranTimberlake

(she/her)
Energy TAG

Jack Rusk

Climate Strategist, EHDD

(he/him)
Energy TAG

Jesce Walz, LFA

Architectural Designer and Living Design Leader, Perkins&Will

(she/her)
Energy TAG

Justin Schwartzhoff, LFA

Architect and Embodied Carbon Research Lead at LMN Architects

(he/him)
Energy TAG

Krupa Patel, LFA

Senior Energy and Sustainability Engineer, Buro Happold

(she/her)
Energy TAG

Michaela Harms

Senior Director of Mass Timber, Sterling Structural

(she/her)
Energy TAG

Pat Brewer

Senior Analyst, Center for Resource Solutions

(he/him)
Energy TAG

Sangeetha Sambandam, LFA

Designer, WRT

(she/her)
Energy TAG

Zhongdi Chen

Energy Modeler, Wight & Company

(he/him)
Material Health

The Material Health TAG will identify and synthesize the latest research on chemicals of concern in the built environment, provide recommendations for annual updates of the ILFI Red List, and advise ILFI on its role to advance industry discourse on material health.

Material TAG

Amir Sekhavat

Senior Director Product Management and Partnerships, Superior Essex

(he/him)
Material TAG

Charley Stevenson, LFA

Principal, Integrated Eco Strategy

(he/him)
Material TAG

Chris Hellstern, LFA

Living Building Challenge Services Director, The Miller Hull Partnership

(he/him)
Material TAG

Colley Hodges

Sustainability Manager, Houston Zoo

(he/him)
Material TAG

Dwayne Fuhlhage

Sustainability and Regulatory Leader, Prosoco

(he/him)
Material TAG

Holly Davies

Senior Toxicologist, Washington State Dept. of Health

(she/her)
Material TAG

Jill Maltby-Abbott, LFA

Architect, DLR Group

(she/her)
Material TAG

Jodie Thill

Sustainable Design Specialist, Flad Architects

(she/her)
Material TAG

Julia Chiado, LFA

Sustainability Project Coordinator, Stok

(she/her)
Material TAG

Lisa J. Goodwin Robbins

Architect/Specifier, Kalin Associates

(she/her)
Material TAG

Lisa San Filippo, LFA

Design Specialist – Architectural and Sustainability, Turner Construction

(she/her)
Material TAG

Lona Rerick, LFA

Associate Principal, ZGF Architects

(she/her)
Material TAG

Matt Van Duinen

Sustainability Director, WAP Sustainability

(he/him)
Material TAG

Olivia LaMarche

Sustainability Manager, WAP Sustainability

(she/her)
Material TAG

Robert Marshall

Director of Sustainability, Mohawk Industries

(he/him)
Material TAG

Seth Rojello Fernández

Science and Policy Associate, Green Science Policy Institute

(he/him)
Material TAG

Teresa McGrath

Chief Research Officer, Healthy Building Network

(she/her)
Organizational Equity

The Organizational Equity TAG will inform, review, and provide feedback on the evolution of ILFI’s Just program, a social justice transparency platform for organizations to disclose progress on equity- and sustainability-based human resource and community stewardship practices.

Equity TAG

Ali O’Neill

Co-Founder and Co-Owner, O'Neill Construction Group

(she/her)
Equity TAG

Allison Wilson

Associate Principal, Ayers Saint Gross

(she/her)
Equity TAG

Drew Lavine, LFA

Partner + Director of Design, Re:Vision Architecture

(he/him)
Equity TAG

Gladys Ly-Au Young

Partner, SKL Architects

(she/her)
Equity TAG

Jeff Hurley

State Initiatives Manager, BlueGreen Alliance

(he/him)
Equity TAG

Jim Nicolow

Principal and Director of Sustainability, Lord Aeck Sargent

(he/him)
Equity TAG

Kait McGeary

Landscape Architect, PWL Partnership

(she/her)
Equity TAG

Kenner Kingston, LFA

Principal, Place Collaborative

(he/him)
Equity TAG

Lauren McNeill, LFA

Senior Sustainability Consultant, Group14 Engineering

(she/her)
Equity TAG

Maria Genova

Senior Manager in Sustainability and Impact, HMTX Industries

(she/her)
Equity TAG

Matthew VanSweden, LFA

Managing Director, Foresight Management

(he/him)
Equity TAG

Shiloh Butterworth

Oregon Region Leader & Chief People Officer, PAE Consulting Engineers

Equity TAG

Uma Patwardhan, LFA

Senior Sustainability Project Manager, JLL

(she/her)

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